Dori Beth Josimovich, a graduate of Marion,
Indiana, High School, holds a BS degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She has been influenced by moving around the
U.S. Most recently, her muses come from the vineyards and lakeshores of southwest Michigan. "My art is like a mirrored
ball; each fragment or sliver is a reflection of an idea, mood, feeling or even a complication of sorts. Sometimes I follow
a reference but, even then, I infuse the subjects with an identity uniquely their own." Her show, Kaleidoscope of a
Watercolorist, brings colors and images together to "carry my audience to a new viewpoint or whimsical moment. In the
end, we are all connected by the same fragments and slivers."
Lew Anderson began his artistic endeavors after he retired from the corporate world
in 1988. He began first portraying floral landscapes, then focusing on historical ships presented in his exhibit of The LAND
and The SEA. Studying the rich history of the Fur Trade with Canada inspired his work, Canots du Maitre, depicting five models
of large Voyageur canoes which are still in existence. Further research initiated a painting of the Alexander MacDougle "whaleback
freighter." Lew was for years a member of the American Society of Marine Artists and remains a member of the Chicago
Maritime Society. His painting of the Christopher Columbus, a whaleback passenger ship, is in the Chicago Maritime Historical
South Bend artist Rex
Edwards was a young Air Force Serviceman in Japan in the early 1950s. His show, Japan 1952, in pastel and pencil,
was inspired by photographs he took during his time in Japan, and his memories of the people and places of that time. He created
the works in 2015-2016, some 60 years after his service. Edwards worked in several businesses in South Bend during his career,
and since retirement has enjoyed fishing and art.
Michiana Woodturners is a group, based in Berrien County, "dedicated to training, preserving, and inspiring
the art of woodturning." Four artists will be presenting their work: Neil Benham from Niles, MI; Bruce Metzdorf from
Granger, IN; Barry Young from Berrien Springs, MI; and Dave Zenger from Granger, IN. The work includes a large variety of
wood and objects.
Please join us at the BAC
Sunday, June 04, 2017
- 4 PM
to meet the artists
celebrate their opening receptions
is free and open to the public.
Visits to the galleries are always free during
the posted open hours.